The film was revealed at a special event and it’s set to premiere in January 2020. Besides the project’s existence, other details are being kept a secret for now.
Violet Evergarden first gained notoriety when it became the first and only entry to win the grand prize in the Kyoto Animation Award program. Kana Akatsuki wrote the award-winning concept, which was later picked up for publication by KyoAni. Two novels and a side story collection have been published – all featuring illustrations from Akiko Takase.
Violet Evergarden focuses on Violet, an orphan who works as a ghostwriter at CH Postal Services. Before becoming an Auto Memory Doll, Violet was a child soldier who showcased great fighting ability. However, after losing her arms and memories, Violet sets out to become a letter writer to discover the meaning of the words “I love you.”
KyoAni has produced a 14-episode adaptation of Violet Evergarden, which airs on Netflix.